The mainstream media is doing everything that they can to throw McLean Bible Church Pastor David Platt under the bus.
His “offense” was daring to publicly pray with President Trump.
But afterwards, Platt’s explanation of his prayer went viral, and the media was caught red-handed lying about it.
President Trump visited McLean Bible Church to pray for healing after the tragic shooting that occurred.
He asked Pastor David Platt to pray for him and ask God for wisdom.
Platt put his hand on President Trump, in front of his congregation, and asked God for wisdom and healing.
That’s when the media went into full meltdown mode.
The left began attacking Pastor Platt for praying over President Trump and questioned his values.
Politico published an article titled, “Pastor apologizes to congregation over Trump prayer,” which was an outright lie.
Pastor Platt did not apologize at all. Instead he offered an explanation of the prayer to his congregation after many had read the media’s reaction to it.
Politico’s hit piece noted:
The pastor of a Northern Virginia church where President Donald Trump made an unscheduled visit over the weekend has explained why he publicly prayed for the president, acknowledging to his congregation that “some within our church … are hurt that I made this decision.”
“At the end of my sermon at the 1:00 worship gathering, I stepped to the side for what I thought would be a couple of moments in quiet reflection as we prepared to take the Lord’s Supper,” he said. “But I was immediately called backstage and told that the President of the United States was on his way to the church, would be there in a matter of minutes, and would like for us to pray for him.”
Platt, a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board, also explained that he prayed for the president because 1 Timothy 2:1-6 urges, in part, that Christians pray “for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.”
Pastor Platt carried out his responsibility as a Christian leader to pray for President Trump.
He did not even factor his political alignment into his decision.
Platt made the decision to pray for President Trump, our country, and for healing because he knew that it was what God desired from him.
That’s when the smear campaign started.
So far, Politico and other outlets have not apologized for their hit pieces and inaccurate reporting.
Do you think the Fake News Media owes Pastor Platt and President Trump an apology?
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